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Nick Ward

Repair & Hi-Tech Expert at Romford

Nick Ward, a PMT Expert

Favourite South Park episode?
The South Park episode where Randy corkscrews... If you've seen it, you'll know exactly what episode I mean.

Favourite synth?
Too many to choose from, Korg M1, Yamaha DX7, Roland Juno 106 & Jupiter 8.

Your favourite gear that you constantly use?
My trusty XDJ1000’s and DJM750K.

Favourite quote from which movie?
“I came here to chew bubblegum and kick ass… and I’m all out of bubblegum.” - They Live.

Current favourite amp/pedal?
As a non-guitarist, I don't play around with too many amps or pedals, but combining a distortion pedal, a TR-909 and a TB-303 will turn you into a heavy techno god.

What’s your most played song?
George Michael - Careless Whisper, quite easily the best song ever written.

Last track played?
Madonna - La Isla Bonita.

Musical weapon of choice?
Any combination between a Korg M1, Roland TB-303 and a TR-909 has a 100% success rate.

If you were on Death Row, what would be your last meal request?
Enough pizza to last me 50 years.

Who are three people or bands who have highly influenced you in music?
Too many to pick from, but naming it down to three - Dusky, Kaytranada & Disclosure. Any production I’ve ever done has had some influence from at least one of them!

Favourite all-time film?
Pulp Fiction, obviously.

In your opinion, the best all-time album is...?
Too many to pick from, my top 3 would have to be: Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare, Michael Jackson - Off The Wall and Disclosure - Settle.

What are your three favourite brands?
Adam Audio, Native Instruments and Pioneer.

What would be your absolute dream gear to own?
An original Roland TR-808.

Do you have any party tricks?
Throwing food in the air and catching it in my mouth.

What’s your best cocktail drink?
All of them, all at once.

Where did you play your first gig?
A mental house party in 2010, I don’t remember much of it - it must’ve been a good party!

First song you learnt all the lyrics to?
Again, it has to be George Michael - Careless Whisper.

What’s the best thing about working at PMT?
Playing with the freshest gear around!

Guilty pleasure...?
George Michael - Careless Whisper.